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March 17, 2020

Hungover? Don’t Look Like It With These Beauty Tips

It’s happened to the best of us — too much fun the night before = a very bad look the morning after. Here, some quick hangover beauty tips so you don’t look as bad as you may feel.


Raise your hand if you’ve gone out on a Friday night after work? Happy hour turns into dancing and karaoke at a bar (and more drinks), and before you know it, you’re stumbling home after a Lyft ride and you fall asleep on your couch. But you totally forgot you have Saturday brunch plans, and when you wake up, you take a look at yourself in the mirror and OOOOH GIRL. Your eyes are bloodshot, your lips are dry and cracked, your hair is oily, and on top of all that, you have a raging headache.


Instead of canceling (which we’re not doing in 2020, okay), I want to give you some helpful tips to get your life together after a long night of drinking.



1. Get your life together BEFORE you go to bed 


Probably the most important step of making sure you’re not a hot mess in the AM is attempting to get it together before you go to bed. So, this means removing your makeup properly, washing your face, and slathering on a sleeping mask. If you know you’re planning on partying hard, set up your nighttime skincare routine products on your nightstand (this is one of the few times I recommend using face wipes) so you can do your routine in your bed. Going to bed in your makeup is a recipe for dull, congested skin, so avoid it at all costs!



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2. Mask your life away


One of the biggest issues with being hungover is that you’re terribly dehydrated, and it definitely shows in your skin. You gotta get that hydration back in, and the best and easiest way is to throw on a sheet mask. My favorite thing to do is to wash my face, use a toner, generously spritz my face with a mist, and then apply my sheet mask. Bonus points — put it in the fridge the night before. There is nothing better than a cool sheet mask on your face when you’re feeling a bit gross.






3. Throw on some eye patches


I don’t know about you, but my eyes are always incredibly puffy after a night out of too much fun. I recommend putting on some eye patches that will hydrate your skin and relieve some of your puffiness. To get a two-in-one deal, put on your eye patches underneath your sheet mask.



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4. A massage goes a long way


If your whole face is puffy and you need some relief ASAP, consider giving your face a li’l massage while you apply your serums or moisturizer. The most important thing to remember is to massage your face in a sweeping motion. Start from the center of your face (the nose and cheek area) and gently massage in an outward motion. Then you can move on to your forehead, using two fingers to apply light pressure in that same sweeping outward motion. And finally, move towards your chin and jawline. This can also help relieve some of the tension headache you might be experiencing!





5. Red lipstick and black mascara


By now, your skin should have some semblance of a glow and the puffiness should have gone down, too. The absolute last thing I want to do when I’m hungover is my makeup, but I always opt for a bold, bright red lipstick and black mascara. Red lipstick is the ultimate power move — it shows the world, “Yes, I have it together!” even though you might be feeling like crap. And black mascara makes your eyes look more vibrant and awake. Throw on some sunglasses, and you’re ready to head out to brunch with your friends.



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What are your hangover beauty tips when you’ve had a tad bit too much to drink? Let me know your tricks in the comments!



Sheryll Donerson got her start as a beauty writer by writing K-beauty reviews for her blog, The Wanderlust Project. These days, she's lifting heavy weights, eating tacos, drinking (too much) coffee and is 1/4 of the beauty podcast, Beauty Beyond Basics (or Triple Bees for short). You can find her on Instagram and Twitter at @sheryllrenata.




Eye patches + lip patch + sheet mask = what hangover?!


Ooo yes! I love the sheet mask tip! That’s a good one. I know for me if I’m hungover (which thankfully that happens less and less these days) I always crave cold water in the morning so I bet a cool sheet mask that’s been stored in the fridge would feel amazing!
Another thing I do is drink a full glass of water with Multivitamins before bed and that helps a lot! And no matter how lit I am the makeup needs to come off before I hit that pillow. If I stay somewhere else wink wink, a makeup wipe... Read more


There are some really great tips in this article. There are some really key thing to help with getting ready for the next morning. Removing makeup is probably the most important and try to remember to drink a glass of water before going to sleep. I drink another glass when I wake up and use my eye patches ( that I keep in the refrigerator) to take the eye puffiness down. A light lymphatic drainage face massage will helps keep all the toxins moving on out of the body. Eyeliner smudged with a ton of mascara is my go... Read more


No matter what I always take my makeup off I cannot go to bed with it on. Taking your makeup off before bed is such a game changer! Not having it clog your pores and wake up in last nights makeup is a refreshing start to the day. I like to focus on hydration after by using hydrating serums and a richer moisturizer.


Good green juice does the trick for me! Good hydration too!


Going over and cleaning my face in the morning helps with getting off all those extra make-up and dust from the night before


OH YEAH! The power of water is nourishing itself. There's nothing like a fresh face wash with your favorite gentle cleanser. After rinsing my face I love to use the K-Beauty "face pat" method locking in excess water & repeating the same method after moisturizing my skin.


I feel like I need to thrown on some eye patches that especially focuses on my dark circles and bags along with my mask sheet over it. It's been a game changer!


I only wear my moisturizer and mascara on the day after! This helps to give my skin a break it deserves


YES. Letting my skin breathe is something I have learned to love - I used to wear makeup day in and day out, but it's been clearer than ever since I've taken breaks. Especially after fun nights out and all the grease/sugar!


Sunglasses! I throw them on with extra bright lipstick. I don't know what it is about sunglasses that make me feel like a total boss


I like to purchase my sheet masks in bulks (it's cheaper that way too) and stack it up in my fridge! The cold sheet mask feels magical and plumps up my skin


YES the cold mask feels amazing and helps depuff (which I definitely need after a night out)!!


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